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Orthorexia: What Is It? And What Can You Do About It?

June 17, 20159 min
Those who have an “unhealthy obsession” with otherwise healthy eating may be suffering from “orthorexia” which literally means “fixation on righteous eating.”Orthorexia is a serious eating disorder. It often starts out as an innocent attempt to eat more healthfully, but orthorexics become fixated on food quality and purity.They become consumed with what and how much to eat, and how to deal with “slip-ups”, and self-esteem becomes wrapped up in the purity of one’s diet. Listen in to Marjorie Nolan Cohn, MS to learn more about this disease if you, or someone you know struggles with an unhealthy obsession to eat healthfully.

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